Hollywood Reporter Article: Sophie B. Hawkins Plays the Iconic Singer in ‘Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin’

Joplin’s eclectic style — velvet bell bottoms, vests, black floppy hats and feathers — helped Hawkins find her way into the troubled singer’s persona.

Even at first glance, it seems like Grammy-nominated singer Sophie B. Hawkins was born to play Janis Joplin. The wild wavy long hair, the devil-may-care attitude and, of course, a raspy and incredibly powerful voice.

So when writer-producer Gigi Gaston asked Hawkins to play the legendary late singer in her new play, Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janice Joplin, the singer literally jumped in feet first.

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